Friday, January 6, 2012

Jesus Calling Daily Devotional - Jan 6

I am able to do far beyond all that you ask or imagine. Come to Me with positive expectations, knowing that there is no limit to what I can accomplish. Ask My Spirit to control your mind, so that you can think great thoughts of Me. Do not be discouraged by the fact that many of your prayers are yet unanswered. Time is a trainer, teaching you to wait upon Me, to trust Me in the dark. The more extreme your circumstances, the more likely you are to see My Power and Glory at work in the situation. Instead of letting difficulties draw you into worrying, try to view them as setting the scene for My glorious intervention. Keep your eyes and your mind wide open to all that I am doing in your life.

Related Scriptures:

Ephesians 3:20-21 " Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen."

Romans 8:6 "So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. "

Isaiah 40:30-31  "Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.They will soar high on wings like eagles.They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."

Revelation 5:13 "And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang:
   “Blessing and honor and glory and power
      belong to the one sitting on the throne
      and to the Lamb forever and ever.”

Note: These devotions are from author Sarah Young and you can find the book at many online and local stores.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jesus Calling Daily Devotional - January 5th

Jesus Calling Daily Devotional
Date: January 5th

You can achieve the victorious life through living in deep dependence on Me. People usually associate victory with success: not falling or stumbling, not making mistakes. But those who are successful in their own strength tend to go their own way, forgetting about Me. It is through problems and failure, weakness and neediness that you learn to rely on Me.

True dependence is not simply asking Me to bless what you have decided to do. It is coming to Me with an open mind and heart, inviting me to plant My desires within you. I may infuse within you a dream that seems far beyond your reach. You know that in yourself you can not achieve such a goal. Thus begins your journey of profound reliance on Me. It is a faith-walk, taken one step at the time, leaning on Me as much as you need. This is not a path of continual success but of multiple failures. However, each failure is followed by a growth spurt, nourished by increased reliance on Me. Enjoy the blessedness of a victorious life, through deepening your dependence on Me.

Related Scriptures:

Psalm 34:17-18 "The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed."

2 Corinthians 5:7 "For we live by believing and not by seeing"

Note: These devotions are from author Sarah Young and you can find the book at many online and local stores.